Right now, a big beautiful dog is waiting for a devoted and caring family! Love large with $25 adoptions for adult dogs over 40 pounds at our Jan Rees-Jones Animal Care Center and Ellis County Animal Care Center through December 31st. Come meet your new best friend!
The Mary Spencer Clinic is open for spay and neuter surgeries for dogs and cats. Make an appointment today.
Save lives today with a gift that will go straight to work protecting and caring for animals throughout North Texas.
Volunteer and make every day special for the animals in our shelters. Give your time and heart based on your schedule and interests.
It’s Amazon’s yearly sale and there are lots of great deals of there for pet parents. While you’re shopping, don’t forget to set your Amazon Smile to benefit the SPCA of Texas and please consider adding something to your cart for the shelter pets! Here are the top 10 things our shelter pets would appreciate receiving as a gift on Prime Day.
Stuffed toys can provide both comfort and fun to our shelter pets. Some dogs love to de-stuff their toys, some snuggle up to them at naptime and others carry them everywhere they go as a comfort item.
Made of textured silicone, these mats are amazing for distracting, soothing and entertaining shelter pets. Some dogs need something to lick while they are getting examined by the vet, while others use it to self-soothe as a less destructive alternative to licking paws or fur. Some dogs and cats just love the challenge of licking soft, tasty peanut butter, squeeze cheese or meat paste out of all those tiny little ridges!
There’s a lot of down time in the shelter, and it’s important to prevent our shelter pets from getting bored. Having a new puzzle to solve or game to play each week can make a huge difference in the well-being of our animals, especially our curious kitties!
Our dogs proved long ago there is no such thing as an indestructible toy, but some come pretty close! While regular toys can work great for the average chewer, some dogs really love digging their teeth into a good chew toy. Our super chewers need Jolly Balls, Nylabones and similar toys to stand up to their play style and chew intensity!
Well what animal shelter would be complete without a healthy stock of tennis balls? Our pets are always in need of big bouncy balls for playing with outside, tiny little tinkly ball toys for our kitties and everything in between!
Even in the summer, we need blankets! Blankets provide a soft cover for beds, a comfort item to snuggle up with and of course warm up baby animals.
Our Kitten A-cat-emy volunteers, fosters and staff work together in shifts to help care for the orphaned bottle babies that come through our shelter. The tiniest kittens (and puppies) need heating pads, formula and bottles to help them thrive.
If we could celebrate the usefulness of a single toy, it would be the stuffable KONG toy! Packing these up with peanut butter, squeeze cheese, broth, tuna, cream cheese, applesauce or a combination of tasty treats and freezing them provide a long-lasting, fun enrichment treat for our dogs and even cats.
Versatile and absorbent, we use towels in every single square foot of our shelter! Towels help us handle animals during veterinary procedures, clean up messes, warm up and carry baby animals, line the surfaces of kennels and crates and so much more.
If you asked our shelter pets what the one thing they’d ask for on #PrimeDay was, nearly every one of them would say treats! Treats are priceless tools for creating relationships with shelter animals. Building trust with fearful pets, teaching manners and skills to set pets up for success and bring a tasty bit of happiness to their day.
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